I thought about a move to the Fuji X-Pro1....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by SimonL, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. SimonL

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  2. twentythree

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    That's a compelling argument!
     
  3. timallenphoto

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    What's your point? 2 different classes of camera are different sizes. Are you in effect saying the Pentax Q must be better than the GX1?
     
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  4. nickthetasmaniac

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  5. Ray Sachs

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  6. drewbot

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    Sell livers and kidneys first! Then sell the children. Then you could probably get the 3 primes :eek:
     
  7. demiro

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    I get that the X-Pro 1 is big, relatively speaking, but for me there is DSLR sized and pocketable size, and pretty much everything in between. The X-Pro still fits in the in between category, like every m4/3s offering. While I'm sure the difference in size & weight vs a GX1 might matter to some people with specific needs in that regard, I don't see how it would be a deal breaker for most folks. Sure wouldn't be for me if the price point was comfortably lower.
     
  8. timallenphoto

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  9. Bhupinder2002

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    Hi Ray
    I have an other suggestion , get married again and then have a child with new wife, by end of 9months price of Fuji Pro 1 will drop and new born will fetch a much higher price and u can afford all lenses launched by Fuji by then ..
    Cheers
    :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. WT21

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    Same thoughts as OP and Ray. Back and forth. Twisting. But for me, I don't think I can really justify the spend BECAUSE having a camera that size, I'd ALSO still need the EPM1 and lenses, meaning it's money above, not instead of.

    But, I'm looking forward to others' pictures with the Fuji. Maybe I could buy into that system in a year or so. It certainly raises the bar for everyone else, too, and is just all goodness for us consumers.

    My other issue is the possible AF focus speed, menus and write time, and Fuji quality control issues on the X100. That I'll need to see in person.
     
  11. alans

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    After the costs of what that would do to your pocketbook and sanity, it would be easier to just buy the camera....

    Thanks for the link Ray. This year it appears that there will be more than just a few new cameras that will be tempting in formats in m43 and larger.

     
  12. meyerweb

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    So a larger sensor and built-in EVF require a larger body? Shocking!
     
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  13. Ray Sachs

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    The vital organs are still useful to me - the kids are just an emotional attachment at this point...:biggrin:

    -Ray
     
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  15. meyerweb

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    No, no, no!

    You sell the KID's livers and kidneys!
     
  16. Ray Sachs

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  17. drewbot

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    That's what I meant. The buyers of the kids will have no idea that you took some value outta them.
     
  18. meyerweb

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    Not sure that's all that surprising, either. The Fuji is much thinner, which is to be expected without a mirror box. But otherwise, it's got to contain pretty much the same components as the Nikon. The sensor's the same size, the electronics (not including the EVF) are about the same. Get rid of the OVF, which saves a lot of bulk up top, but then add the EVF which adds some bulk back. And since this is the McDreamy rangefinder style body, the bulk associated with the EVF can't sit on top, so it's going to raise the shoulders and/or width of the camera some.

    I'm not sure you can expect an APS-C camera with a built-in EVF and full complement of controls to be much smaller than this.
     
  19. timallenphoto

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    Yes, the X100 had plenty of issues, and the X10 has the white disk problem which is still unfixed. This new camera needs to be perfect out of the box to justify the price and hype.
     
  20. drewbot

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    The current X-series lineup remind me of the girls I went to in high school - beautiful bodies, steep price to play, highly coveted, but sometimes very quirky :rofl: